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Lectionary Sermon for July 29 2018 on John 6: 1 – 21

The Unexpected Miracle of Treating Others Like they Matter When I think of a story about Jesus doing a miracle I guess I am going to annoy some people when I say that to me at least is the part … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 24 June 2018 (Year b) on Mark 4:35-41 and 1 Samuel 17 (1a,4-11,19-23,32-49)

Believe it or Not Among the tricky questions about the Bible that keep coming back to haunt church-goers are two that seem to recur. The first issue seems almost comfortingly academic. Are the Bible accounts of the more unbelievable stories … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 4 February 2018 on Mark 1: 29 – 39

On Clicking the “I agree” Box Some time back I read a Twitter comment: “To most Christians, the Bible is like a software licence. Nobody actually reads it. They just scroll to the bottom and click “I agree”@almightygod… ” While … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 6 August 2017 on Matthew 14: 13 – 21 (The Loaves and the Fishes)

This morning’s gospel of the loaves and the fishes is often presented in tones of wonder portraying a Harry Potter-type image of a magic God-filled figure in the form of Jesus, waving his hand like a stage magician and causing … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 21 August 2016 (year c) on Luke 13: 10 – 17

The Modern Sceptic and the Miracles from Yesterday From sermons I have heard I am coming to think the word “faith” is often unintentionally used to substitute for passive agreement with chunks of religious knowledge. As one trained in science … Continue reading

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A lectionary sermon for 7 February 2016 on Luke 5: 1-11

Years ago, as a volunteer high school teacher in New Britain, part of the Territory of Papua and New Guinea, I used to watch and wonder at the Western evangelists who passed briefly through the towns and villages, apparently totally … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 8 February 2015 on Mark 1: 29 – 39

On Clicking the “I agree” Box Some time back I read a comment on Twitter which said To most Christians, the Bible is like a software licence. Nobody actually reads it. They just scroll to the bottom and click “I … Continue reading

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